Monday, August 31, 2015

Paper Plane Lane Boutique

Wow, can you believe summer has come and gone already?  My kiddos started school this past week, and although we filled our summer days with fun vacations and activities, it didn't seem to be long enough.  Is it ever?  Amongst all the summer sun and fun, I was offered a great opportunity by Paper Plane Lane Boutique to become one of their blog contributors.  

Paper Plane Lane is a children's boutique owned by two fabulous moms!  I was beyond excited to become part of their team.  I've been a huge supporter of shopping small and Instagram shops and that's how I found this fabulous shop.  And now I also get to blog for them about my favorite subject, DIY!  It's a great opportunity for me to share my projects, some that don't always involve scrapbooking, which has been my primary focus on this blog.  

Here are some of my fun projects that have been featured on their blog

Most of the projects feature full tutorials or "how to" advice.  Hope you'll stop by and check some of them out and stay tuned for more fun projects in the future.  And if you're looking for cute clothes and accessories, Paper Plane Lane Boutique is a great shop!  

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Layout Techniques with Basic Grey Barista

Trying new stuff is what crafters do, it's how we thrive.  I've got a tutorial on FotoBella's blog today featuring several techniques using Basic Grey Barista I Want It All Bundle.  

If you like layering, stamping, doodling or Stickles, this is the tutorial for you. 

Get yourself the Barista Bundle from, stamping ink, a pen, and some glitter glue and head over to the blog to follow the tutorial.

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Happy Times Layout with Basic Grey Barista

Basic Grey Barista Bundle from is the latest bundle I got my hot little hands on to work with.  It's a great collection with neutral colors.  The yellow patterned paper and turquoise sequins make for a fun pop of color.  It's always fun to sift through my photos to see what will work with my latest FotoBella bundle.  In this case the Aspen Wedding ceremony photos were a perfect match.  

I added some fun to the page by fussy cutting the leaves and just letting them fall on the page for a natural look.  I did the same thing with the sequins.  And if they fell on the photo, that's where they stayed.   I like the look it created.  

This truly was the perfect day. The weather and venue couldn't have been more beautiful for this amazing wedding.  

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bo Bunny Juliet Card

One of my new favorites (I seem to have a lot of those :) is Bo Bunny's Juliet collection.  Thanks for this was the bundle that I received for Design Team projects this month and the collection is really amazing.  I recently made a card and the full tutorial is featured on FotoBella's blog if you want to check it out.  

One thing to note about this card, it is made almost entirely with the Ephemera pack that come with the Juliet collection.  The paper, embellishments with two exceptions are right out of the Ephemera.  The key and the layered chipboard sticker are the exceptions.  


Here's a detailed closeup.  The colors and flowers are really beautiful, don't you think?  

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bo Bunny Juliet Layout

I must confess....I'm in love with Bo Bunny's Juliet collection.  Have you seen it?   The I Want It All Bundle from is packed full of fabulous stuff!  I especially adore the roses and fleur de lis in this collection!  

Today I'm sharing a layout for FotoBella's Design Team using this collection of me and my hunny from when we were in Aspen, CO for a wedding.  

There are a lot of layers in this layout.  Each layer has a torn edge and all edges are inked so that they stand out against each other.  I kept the colors light so that the eye would be more drawn to the photo in the center.    

I took some gold twine and laid it down between some of the layers, fussy cut the roses and "My Beloved" sticker for the embellishments.  

A few things that aren't included in the bundle but found it's way on this layout are Stickles and sequins.  I used the Stickles to add sparkles to the roses and randomly glued the sequins throughout the layout.  

Check out the Bo Bunny Juliet I Want It All Bundle at so you can get started on your own fabulous projects.

Have a fabulous day!

Friday, May 29, 2015

My Princess Simple Stories Enchanted Layout

Apryl with FotoBella Design Team sharing another Simple Stories Enchanted layout featuring my princess as she poses in the Fancy Nancy tour bus we had the pleasure of seeing while at the author's book signing.  I enjoyed adding all the little details in this layout.  See how many fun things you spy.  

I layered just a few patterned papers and then went to town with the cute embellishments.  I love the chipboard cloud sticker and especially the silver foil chipboard "princess" sticker.

I added butterflies, a crown, the journaling box from the and paper wash.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Post Card Princess Layout with Simple Stories Enchanted

Hello! Who doesn't love feeling like a princess?  Today sharing the new Simple Stories Enchanted Collection I've been working with and it is packed full of princess goodies.   This is such a cute collection and has all the goodies that go with it.  

Recently my daughter and I had the opportunity to go to a book signing for the author and illustrator for the Fancy Nancy books.  The Enchanted Collection couldn't have been more perfect for these photos.  This is one of many layouts I will be sharing with you.  

As part of the book signing, we got to go inside the tour bus.  This thing was completely "Fancy" as any Fancy Nancy fan would expect.  

There are fabulous silver foil embellishments in this collection and the chipboard crown is one of them.  I also had fun with the enamel dots, using them for all the centers of the flowers.  

There a lot of fun possibilities with Simple Stories Enchanted Collection.  Stay tuned to the blog for more fun projects and visit to get your own collection.  

Have a fabulous day!